How to Connect a Logitech Wireless Keyboard

by Kefa Olang

Unlike wired keyboards, Logitech wireless keyboards must be paired with the computer for them to work. They use a wireless USB receiver to communicate with the computer via USB ports. Logitech wireless keyboards are convenient because they allow you to move around without the limitations of cables. As long as your computer meets the keyboard's system requirements, connecting a Logitech wireless keyboard to a computer is a quick process that can be done anytime.

1

Insert the USB receiver that came with your Logitech wireless keyboard into an open USB port.

2

Download and install the Logitech Unifying Software if you don't have it (see link in Resources).

3

Click "Start | All Programs | Logitech | Unifying | Logitech Unifying Software" to launch the program.

4

Click "Next." When you are prompted to restart the keyboard, move the "OFF-ON" slider on your Logitech keyboard to "OFF" and then back to "ON." The slider is located underneath or on the top-right corner of your Logitech wireless keyboard depending on the model.

5

Wait for the Logitech Unifying Software to detect the wireless keyboard. Once it is detected, a confirmation screen appears.

6

Type a message in the open box to test the keyboard. Move the mouse around to see if the cursor moves with it.

7

Click the "Yes" button if the connection is successful and then click "Next." Click the "Finish" button to complete the connection.

Tip

  • check Refer to your wireless keyboard's manual or documentation for the minimum system requirements necessary to use the device with your computer.

About the Author

Kefa Olang has been writing articles online since April 2009. He has been published in the "Celebration of Young Poets" and has an associate degree in communication and media arts from Dutchess Community College, and a bachelor's degree in broadcasting and mass communication from the State University of New York, Oswego.

Photo Credits

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